Helen’s Sausage House expansion tops list of popular May stories


The most visited Delaware Delaware Business Now post in May was a restaurant round-up story featuring news of Helen’s Sausage House coming to Newark.

The 40-year-old business had been content to stay on Dupont Highway near Smyrna for four decades. The new owner, the fourth generation of the founding family, has expansion in mind, with a beach location also a possibility.

Coming at No. 2 was a piece on the uncertain future for Delaware shops of Amtrak after the passenger railroad announced new maintenance locations and plans for a site in Philadelphia as it rolls out a new generation of equipment.

Fourth was the State of Delaware pointing out that using marijuana at its properties remains illegal.

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No. 3 was a major drug bust in the Rosegate neighborhood just outside Wilmington that included the seizing of a pill-making machine and multiple arrests.


Not quite making the top 10 list was the announcement of Buccini/Pollin Group pumping more than $200 million into the former DuPont Co. office complex in recent years, with some of the office space becoming apartments in downtown Wilmington.

  1. Food and Drink: Helen’s Sausage House, Del Pez coming to Newark; Wawa ramps up catering; new SoDel brand
  2. Future of Delaware shops unclear as Amtrak moves forward on new maintenance sites
  3. Multiple arrests after a bust of large-scale Rosegate drug manufacturing and distribution operation
  4. Policy barring weed use in state buildings goes into effect
  5. Biden spends the weekend at Rehoboth home
  6. Assault weapon certificate of possession Saturdays scheduled at 3 locations
  7. Airline notes: Avelo’s growth spurt, Biden’s compensation rule for canceled flights, remembering Frontier
  8. Delaware Gas price drop among the steepest in the nation
  9. Cell phones will be allowed in Delaware courthouses under a pilot program
  10. New Castle tow yard vehicle fires ruled arson